MLL210 - Family Law

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

MLL408

EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Prerequisite:

Students enrolled before 2019: MLL110
Students commencing from 2019: MLL110 and MLL113

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

Content

This unit will examine the legal relationships arising out of the family as a legal and social institution. The syllabus includes: a study of society and the family; the Commonwealth constitution, and the impact it has on the Family Law Act 1975 (Cwlth); the jurisdiction of the Family Court; the legal rules which govern marriage; divorce and other forms of principal relief; the responsibility of parents and the Family Court to make decisions 'in the best interests' of a child; the division of property upon marriage breakdown; spousal maintenance; the child support assessment scheme (briefly); financial disputes between domestic partners under Federal law; and from a sociological and legal framework, violence within a family.

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